Columnist

Curt Sanburn

Journalist Curt Sanburn has written about Hawaii affairs for over 20 years. Raised in Honolulu, the Iolani School grad ('73) lives near Land's End in San Francisco but returns to his home state frequently.

March 2016

Monday, March 28

Curt Sanburn: Architecture Month Brings Review Of The City

Monday, March 14

Curt Sanburn: From Quonset Huts To An Urban Community

Monday, March 7

Curt Sanburn: The Only Radio Station That Loves You

February 2016

Monday, February 22

Curt Sanburn: The Inevitable Kalaeloa Development

Monday, February 15

Curt Sanburn: Dreams For Sale

Monday, February 1

Curt Sanburn: When Protections Fail, An Ugly Honolulu Emerges

January 2016

Tuesday, January 19

Curt Sanburn: The Story Behind A Controversial Waikiki High-Rise

Monday, January 4

Curt Sanburn: A Story Too Important To Forget

December 2015

Monday, December 28

Curt Sanburn: A Conversation with Architect John Hara

Monday, December 21

Curt Sanburn: Missing the Curve on Highway Lighting

Monday, December 14

Curt Sanburn: Ala Moana Center Is Still Familiar Despite Changes

November 2015

Monday, November 30

Curt Sanburn: Ugly Honolulu

Monday, November 23

Curt Sanburn: Thinking Like An Island

Monday, November 9

Curt Sanburn: Discovering Architectural Delights And A Sense Of Place In Pawaa

Sunday, November 8

Slideshow: Pawaa Architectural Tour — A Sense Of Place And Mid-Century Modernism

Thursday, November 5

Curt Sanburn: Mayor Caldwell Retreats From LED Streetlight Plan

Monday, November 2

Curt Sanburn: A Walk Along Palolo Stream

October 2015

Monday, October 19

Curt Sanburn: Saving an Old Honolulu House — and a Little History

Monday, October 12

Curt Sanburn: The Best New Building in Honolulu

Monday, October 5

Curt Sanburn: The Power and Glory of Hawaiian Place Names

September 2015

Monday, September 21

Curt Sanburn: Hughes’ Mauka-to-Makai Moves Into Kewalo Basin

Sunday, September 13

Curt Sanburn: Bringing Order to Design Chaos at UH Manoa

August 2015

Monday, August 31

Curt Sanburn: The Most Beautiful Church in the World

Monday, August 24

Curt Sanburn: What’s Behind All the New Blue Glass in Honolulu?

Monday, August 10

Curt Sanburn: Caldwell’s Blue Streetlight Special

Monday, August 3

Curt Sanburn: Garish Light Ahead for Honolulu Streets?

July 2015

Monday, July 27

Curt Sanburn: Urban Archaeology of Honolulu, Part II

Monday, July 20

Curt Sanburn: The Urban Archaeology of Honolulu

Monday, July 6

Curt Sanburn: My Trip to Paris

June 2015

Monday, June 29

Curt Sanburn: Booming Honolulu Threatens Its Old Houses

Monday, June 22

Curt Sanburn: Crowdsourcing the Preservation of the Ka Iwi Coast

Monday, June 15

Curt Sanburn: Don’t Write Off Honolulu’s Natatorium Just Yet

Monday, June 8

Curt Sanburn: ‘Stripped-Down Hotels’ Are Popping Up Like Weeds

May 2015

Monday, May 18

Curt Sanburn: Errant Towers or the Oahu That Never Was

Monday, May 11

Curt Sanburn: Looking for Music at the Waikiki Shell

Monday, May 4

Curt Sanburn: Oahu’s Legacy of Beach Pavilions

April 2015

Monday, April 27

Curt Sanburn: Rail Project Still Has Other Options

Monday, April 20

Curt Sanburn: Land Use Shenanigans on the Windward Side

Monday, April 6

Curt Sanburn: Going Vertical and Green in Kakaako

March 2015

Tuesday, March 31

Curt Sanburn: Kirk Caldwell’s Designs on the Blaisdell Center